New Professors Talk
The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'.
This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.
The upcoming New Professors Talk will be given by Professor Shin-Chan Han, Professor of Geodesy in UON's School of Engineering.
Measuring our restless planet Earth
The way we measure geometric and physical shapes of the Earth has fundamentally changed since the first artificial satellite was launched in 1957. How much are sea levels rising due to polar ice melting? How does our planet change in response to earthquakes, floods and droughts? Why do we gain an extra second at the end of June?
Professor Shin-Chan Han recently joined UON from the US NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has been a member of the US NASA and German DLR's remote sensing satellite mission, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). Since completing his PhD in 2003, Shin-Chan has specialised in satellite geodetic data analysis and geophysical modelling to understand the Earth and other planets.
Date: Wednesday 29 July
Venue: Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle
Time: 6.15 for a 6.30pm start
New Professors Talk dates for 2015
26 August - Professor Morris Altman, Head of Newcastle Business School
30 September - Professor Sally Chan, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery